Boccia Programme

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The Boccia Programme is open to all centres who cater for people with disabilities in Westmeath. The programme is delivered within each centre and involves staff being trained in a new activity and provides service users with the opportunity to participate in a new sport at recreational and competitive level.

Each service provider most commit to having a minimum of two staff trained in the activity and also has to appoint a Boccia Co-ordinator.

On completion of the programme, each centre receives a grant to put towards the purchase of a Boccia Set. The set has to be used on a weekly basis, and included in the timetable of the centre.

A Boccia League was developed for National Learning Network/Rehab Care Centres in Westmeath and Offaly and implemented by the Sports Inclusion Disability Officers of Westmeath/Offaly Sports Partnership.

This provided each centre with the opportunity to compete against other teams within Westmeath and Offaly. The league is run on a round robin system, allowing each team to accumulate points and hopefully make it to the finals. Over 100 participants participated in the league every year.

If you would like more information, please contact Sports Inclusion Disability Officer, Mary Duignan, on 044 9338921 or email

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